Let's see how writing a post while on Terbutaline goes... Is this what speed feels like?
My contractions have gone a bit nuts in the past 24 hours and I've ended up having 3 Terbutaline shots (a muscle relaxer that also speeds up your heart) as well as 2 1 mg Mag boluses.
Last night the contractions started to hurt and they were coming more like every 3 minutes or so (in my less than accurate count). They made me totally think about how awesome epidurals must be. The pain was the kind that made me stop listening or doing what I was doing and need to just breathe for a bit. But not crying pain. It was kind of a like really bad menstrual cramps - they radiated down and across my upper legs.
The Terb and Mag seem to stop it, but the worrisome thing is that I've now had 3 episodes of frequent painful contractions in the last 24 hours. That doesn't seem good to me. I met with a doc this morning, but I'll have a whole host of new questions tomorrow.
The frustrating thing is that I don't have any of the specific issues of preterm labor like a shortened cervix, broken water, I'm not effaced. I'm just frickin slowly bleeding somewhere (not from baby...maybe from placenta) and either the contractions are causing the bleeding or the bleeding is causing contractions.
This is going to be a super long road if this is what it's going to look like. But the alternative looks so much worse! So anyway...no answers here, just updates.
(I'll write a more coherent post in the morning!)